Electronic Arts soccer game FIFA 17 has broken all sales records and reached the number one position in the top 10 UK charts.
The results are for the sales trends till October 1st according to Chart Track. FIFA 17 has always had a strong fan following in the US and UK. The company has managed to sell lots of copies in the past. Despite other AAA titles like Forza Horizon 3 among others, the football series continues to rock and bring in some solid revenue for EA.
Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, the direct rival for FIFA 17 also debuted the same week. The game is now positioned at number six in UK charts. PES series never had such patronage in the West whereas it is more popular in European countries, Japan and parts of East. The game is known for its realism and simulator like controls that gives players the ultimate football experience. However, Konami always lacks in terms of presentation, licenses and offering an overall package which FIFA series does.
This year, both games are much better on PS4 and Xbox One consoles. However, the same cannot be said about the PC version. Players are visibly irked by the fact that Xbox 360, PS3 graphics are reused to make the Windows version of the game. Konami’s PES 2017 is muddy while FIFA 17 is slightly better but still not on par with the quality delivered on current generation consoles.
The top 10 UK list is also populated by Forza Horizon 3 in the second place, Bioshock collection, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens and XCOM 2. NBA 2K17 is in the ninth place followed by Grand Theft Auto V which is in the tenth position. The game was launched a year ago and continues to witness amazing sales. Rockstar is about to release a new bikers DLC for GTA 5 which should bring back those lost players.
The football series FIFA 17 has always been one of the top players for Electronic Arts. The publisher is off to a strong start this year. They will soon be making great revenue with the most wanted first person shooter, Battlefield 1 followed by Titanfall 2. With two great franchises up their sleeve, EA is poised for promising opening and Activision on the other hand has Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. While Infinite Warfare may or may not be a hit, remastered Modern Warfare is part of the bundle and expected to push sales.